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Firstly, Amir’s success as a loving and caring individual is influenced by Rahim Khan.
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Secondly, Amir’s success is also influenced by his wife Soraya. As Amir gets married he realizes the mistakes he has made in the past and learns the true meaning of a brother and a friend. This is because his father passed away and he has a new family that loves and cares about him. He realizes his mistakes and doesn’t want to make them again with his family. “I envied her. Her secret was out. Spoken. Dealt with. I opened my mouth and almost told her how I’d betrayed Hassan, liedm driven him out, and destroyed a forty-year relationship between Baba and Ali. But I didn’t. I suspected there were many ways in which Soraya Taheri was a better person than me. Courage was just one of them”. This shows that Amir knows that he has made a terrible mistake. He sees this through the courage of his own wife.
Thridly, as a young adults Amir begins to adapt to friendship and loyalty. As he matures and knows that his father is always there for him, he begins to understand the true meaning of friendship. When Hassan and his father leave, Amir feels as if he has gained something that he never had before, a father. Now that his father is with him at all times, he tries his best to show him that he is the greatest. He will go out of his way for his father because he doesn’t want to loose him again. “Baba was on the roof, pumping his fists. Hollering and clapping. And that right there was the single greatest moment of my twelve years of life, seeing Baba on that roof, proud of me at last”. We can see that Amir has more confidence when his father is around. In order to succeed u must have confidence in yourself.
Throughout his life, Amir has also had many failures. The worst failure he has ever had is jealousy. Ever since Amir has lived with Hassan he has always been jealous of him in every way. Even if he is his “brother”. “but then he’d buy it for Hassan too. Sometimes I wished he wouldn’t do that. Wished he’d let me be the favorite”. This shows the jealousy between him and Hassan. The jealousy between them brought Hassan to get raped. Later on this jealousy grew them apart. “Hassan dragged a sleeve across his face….Did he know I knew? And if he knew, then what would I see if I did look in his eyes? Blame? Indighnition? Or, God forbid, what I feared the most: guileless devotion? That, most of all, I couldn’t bear to see. He began to say something and his voice cracked. He closed his couth, opened it, and closed it again. Took a step back. Wipped his face”. This shows that what Amir has done to Hassan will always be with him forever. This also shows that Amir will let his brother/friend get raped for a better relationship with his father. Basically fate cheated Hassan.
As you grow older you start to make your own decisions. But when your younger your decisions are based on your parents actions. If they are poor then you will fail. If they are good then you will succeed. But does this mean that if your parents are not always there for you, you would let you friend/brother get raped? So if you succeed to fail then what have you really done?